Kappogi (Japanese Style Apron)


Kappogi on kimono

A kappogi is a Japanese style apron, which is particularly made to be worn over kimono. The sleeves of a kappogi are baggy, in order to cover and protect kimono’s hanging sleeves. Torso area also has extra room so that it doesn’t crush intricately tied sash on the back.

When many Japanese women switched to western style clothes from kimono, kappogi became outdated. But for a long time a kappogi was strongly associated with the image of mother in Japanese psyche.

Because it has a wider coverage than an apron, some people wear it for gardening or other activities that might soil the clothes otherwise.

You can buy white kappogi, like the picture on the right at our store.








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2 Responses to Kappogi (Japanese Style Apron)

  1. Dee-Dee Walker March 12, 2014 at 9:27 pm #

    I would like to ORDER this KAPPOGI APRON from you. In a size Large – Short Style. Please let me know if you ACCEPT MONEY ORDERS? Sincerely appreciate your time and I do wait your reply when time permits.

    Thank you so much.
    Dee-Dee Walker
    San Antonio, Texas

    • Yuki March 12, 2014 at 9:42 pm #

      I am currently preparing start selling some Japanese kitchen related items, but kappogi aprons are not one of them. I will let you know when they are available.